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Personal trainer Emily Skye’s surprising postpartum routine 3.5 weeks after child birth

Personal trainer Emily Skye, 35, shares a snap three weeks after her ‘unexpected’ living room birth – and explains why she won’t be racing to exercise any time soon

  • Emily Skye, 35, gave birth to her second child, Izaac, just over three weeks ago
  • The personal trainer shared a photo of her stomach on Instagram since the birth
  • She has been doing pelvic floor exercises and core work to heal ab separation
  • The mother wanted to raise awareness about the condition of diastasis recti

An Australian personal trainer has shared a photo of her body 3.5 weeks after giving birth to her second child, and said she’s been focusing on healing her ab separation instead of rushing to exercise again. 

Emily Skye, 35, went into labour in June at 37 weeks along, bringing her son Izaac into the world with the assistance of ambulance workers on her living room floor.

The Queensland mother and her husband Declan Redmond are already proud parents to two-year-old daughter Mia Elise. 

 

On July 15 Emily updated her 2.5million followers by posting an image of her healing stomach, saying that while she was 'feeling really good' she is focused on easing her ab separation

On July 15 Emily updated her 2.5million followers by posting an image of her healing stomach (right), saying that while she was ‘feeling really good’ she is focused on easing her ab separation

Emily Skye, 35, went into labour in June at 37 weeks along, bringing her son Izaac into the world with the assistance of ambulance workers on her living room floor

On July 15 Emily updated her 2.5million followers by posting an image of her healing stomach, saying that while she was ‘feeling really good’ she is focused on easing her ab separation. 

The condition is a gap in between your right and left abdominal wall muscles that can result in a rounded, protruding belly.

It is best treated soon after birth with physiotherapy, and in rarer cases, cosmetic surgery. 

‘So many women are focused on how their body looks after childbirth but many women don’t even think about what’s happening internally – in particular the function of the pelvic floor and whether they have diastasis recti (ab separation),’ she captioned the image.

She hasn't started any formal exercise yet aside from doing ¿¿' pelvic floor work and specific core work' to close the gap between her abs (pictured while pregnant with Izaac)

She hasn’t started any formal exercise yet aside from doing ⁣⁣’ pelvic floor work and specific core work’ to close the gap between her abs (pictured while pregnant with Izaac)

Izaac arrived quickly and three weeks early, not giving Emily and Declan enough time to drive to the hospital

 Izaac arrived quickly and three weeks early, not giving Emily and Declan enough time to drive to the hospital

She hasn’t started any formal exercise yet aside from doing ⁣⁣’pelvic floor work and specific core work’ to close the gap between her abs. 

‘It’s very gentle but it’s already making a difference and my abs are not far off being back together and my pelvic floor is recovering well,’ she said. 

Emily warned other women from ‘rushing’ into exercise without first healing their core, saying that it can be ‘harder’ to fix down the track.  

‘Learn as much as you can about how to get your pelvic floor functioning normally and how to heal your DR.’ 

Emily has been using a towel to help bring her abs ‘closer together’, starting by breathing into her diaphragm before pushing her pelvic floor ‘up’ and tightening the towel around her waist. 

'Well THAT was unexpected!! Little Izaac just couldn't wait any longer to enter the world!¿¿' Emily said on June 18

 ‘Well THAT was unexpected!! Little Izaac just couldn’t wait any longer to enter the world!⁣⁣’ Emily said on June 18

Emily (pictured before her second pregnancy) has helped plenty of women get in shape pre and post baby

Emily (pictured before her second pregnancy) has helped plenty of women get in shape pre and post baby

Izaac arrived quickly and three weeks early, not giving Emily and Declan enough time to drive to the hospital. 

‘Well THAT was unexpected! Little Izaac just couldn’t wait any longer to enter the world,⁣⁣’ Emily said on June 18.

‘I’ll share with you our birth story soon! Be ready, it’s a wild one.’ 

Emily accompanied her birth announcement with photos of the delivery, which involved a lot of towels and a frazzled looking husband.   

She looked understandably exhausted as she lay on the floor with little Izaac resting on her lap underneath a blanket.  

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